Happy holidays from Columbia Technology Ventures
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Thank you for another great year!

Dear Colleagues,

Happy holidays! Columbia University is truly a remarkable place, situated within what I consider to be the greatest city in the world. Walking through the Morningside campus on a recent evening, under the wintery lights of college walk, I reflected on the great year it has been for CTV, Columbia and New York City in the areas of tech transfer, intellectual property and entrepreneurship.

Columbia University - Photo credit: Colin Sullivan, Columbia College, 2011Within Columbia are some of the world’s greatest innovators, with whom the CTV team and I are privileged to interact. From them, we saw nearly 400 new inventions in our recent fiscal year, and we continue to patent, license, and help start companies at higher rates than ever before. We’ve hosted incredible speakers including Lee Wrubel of Foundation Medical Partners, and Micah Rosenbloom of Founder Collective.

Around Columbia, great strides have been made with the launch of the Columbia Start-up Lab, great events hosted by Columbia Entrepreneurship, and the celebration of 150 years of Columbia Engineering. We’ve seen continued success from our partnerships with the Columbia-Coulter Translational Research Partnership, NYC Media Lab, and PowerBridgeNY.

As 2014 draws to a close, I wanted to thank the great community that surrounds us – from the innovators and entrepreneurs, to our industry and venture investor collaborators, to our tech transfer colleagues across the country and around the world. We appreciate the opportunity to work with you, and look forward to many great years to come.

Best wishes,

Orin Herskowitz
Executive Director, CTV
VP for Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer

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Patents 101

Jeffrey M. Sears, PhD, Chief Patent Counsel for Columbia University, will present a patent law primer focusing on what you need to know to preserve patent protection for your inventions.  

Patenting and Licensing Early Stage Technology

CTV’s Executive Director Orin Herskowitz will discuss patenting and licensing early-stage university technologies, including how patent decisions get made and how license agreements are negotiated.

Info Session: CTV Fellows Program

The CTV Fellows Program offers a chance for Columbia grad students to gain experience with university technology transfer and commercialization. Applications for the program open soon - learn more at this info session!  

VC101: A Primer on Venture Capital (Medical Center)

Join us for a talk with Louis P. Berneman, founding partner of Osage University Partners, an expert in the field of venture capital, who will offer insight into the decision-making process for VC firms.

VC101: A Primer on Venture Capital (Morningside)

Join us for a talk with Louis P. Berneman, founding partner of Osage University Partners, an expert in the field of venture capital, who will offer insight into the decision-making process for VC firms.
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